Prunus subhirtella Pendula (P. subhirtella var. pendula) Rosaceae
Weeping Higan Cherry PROO-nus sub-hir-TEL-la
- Deciduous tree, 15-20 ft (4.5-6 m), weeping, twiggy, slender whip-like branches, usually grafted about 5-6 ft to an understock. Leaves alternate, simple, ovate to oblong-ovate, 2.5-10 cm long. Flowers are single, pale pink, 13 mm wide, appear before leaves.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to Japan, introduced into the US in about 1862.
- subhirtella: somewhat hairy.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: southeast Snell Hall.